Since 1983, Employers Health has provided resources, tools and expertise to help plan sponsors deliver access to high-quality health benefits at a sustainable cost. Employers Health commits to staying aligned with the interests of our employer clients and transacting our business in a way that is independent of perverse incentives that are common in the marketplace while remaining transparent in our business practices.
|11/18/21||2021 Annual Meeting – Forces Driving Benefit Costs in 2022|
Mike Stull, Chief Strategy Officer, Employers Health
What’s driving medical cost trend as we head into 2022? Certainly the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the way Americans seek and access care. Join PwC for a walk-through of PwC’s Behind the Numbers report, offering insight into the key factors employers should consider when budgeting for 2022 and beyond.
Mike Stull, Chief Strategy Officer at Employers Health, will announce the 2021 recipient of the Excellence in Benefits Award, followed by his annual EH Year-In-Review presentation.
|11/09/21||Sponsor Spotlight: Specialty Pipeline: Dynamics Shaping the Future|
Bill Dreitlein, PharmD, Senior Director, Drug Pipeline and Surveillance, OptumRx
2022 will bring a continued focus on orphan drugs, anticipated specialty blockbusters and specialty drug approvals shaped by regulatory dynamics. Join Bill Dreitlein, senior director, drug pipeline and surveillance at OptumRx as he shares how these changing dynamics of specialty pharmacy will affect employers in 2022 and beyond.
|10/07/21||Sightlines: A Clear Look at Pharmacy Benefits|
Join our pharmacy experts, local benefits professionals and consultants for a virtual roundtable discussion exploring the latest strategies for managing pharmacy benefits.
Discover ways to maximize your organization’s benefits plans while gaining insights around PBM trends such as:
|09/30/21||Sponsor Spotlight: Collective Trauma: A Guide for Your Organization|
Erin Starkey, LCSW, Health and Wellness Programs Manager, ComPsych
The events of the past 18 months have taken an unprecedented toll on the well-being of employees and organizations alike. In this session, ComPsych clinical and product experts will discuss the increasingly prevalent phenomenon of “collective trauma,” and ways it can be acknowledged in the workplace to promote interpersonal empathy, unity and understanding.
|09/23/21||Sponsor Spotlight: Obesity: Why it Matters to Your Organization and How You Can Take Action|
Dr. Kimberly Hutton, Medical Director, CareATC
Join Dr. Kimberly Hutton, Medical Director at CareATC, for a discussion on current employer trends related to obesity including:
|08/10/21||Sponsor Spotlight: Public Policy and Dental Benefits at the Ohio Statehouse and on Capitol Hill|
Erika Cybulskis, Government and Corporate Citizenship Representative, Delta Dental of Ohio
Join Delta Dental of Ohio for an update on recent legislative activity at the Ohio Statehouse that impacts dental benefits in Ohio and other key developments during the first six months of the General Assembly. Featured speaker, Erika Cybulskis, will also provide insight on discussions that have been occurring in Congress that could impact dental benefits for employees and retirees.
|07/22/21||2021 Summer Benefits Camp: Annual Enrollment: Changing Your Strategy and Planning for Virtual Events|
Jen Benz, Senior Vice President, Communications Leader, Segal Benz
Cassandra Roth, Communications Consultant, Segal Benz
During the past year, HR and benefits teams have become more agile than ever. They’ve flexed as never before to communicate in new and creative ways—notably during annual enrollment. For the first time, many organizations moved to digital campaigns and virtual benefit fairs. This year, we have the opportunity to build on those strategies and explore the most effective ways to engage people and encourage them to take action.
In this session, Jen Benz and Cassandra Roth of Segal Benz will discuss strategies and tactics for creating successful annual enrollment communications. They’ll share case studies from clients and look at how other organizations are handling annual enrollment this year.
|07/15/21||2021 Summer Benefits Camp: Harnessing the Power of Care Coordination in Oncology Management|
Bill Lahrmann, Senior Vice President, Key Account Relationships, Quantum Health
Dr. Michael C. Sokol, M.S., Senior Vice President of Clinical Strategy, Quantum Health
Dr. Howard Jack West, Associate Clinical Professor, Medical Oncology Clinical Executive Director, AccessHope City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center Duarte, CA
Join us as we discuss how care coordination and clinical expertise can support your employees through their cancer journeys. During this on-demand webinar, Bill Lahrmann, SVP key account relationships, and Dr. Michael Sokol, SVP clinical strategy, will explain Quantum Health’s navigation and clinical model, explore the current state of cancer care and discuss precision medicine and a case study with a special guest from AccessHope. This innovative solution from Quantum Health connects the nation’s top oncologists directly to a patient’s treating physician. Together, they define and individualize treatment plans based on the latest research and treatments. It’s a breakthrough approach for members, employers and benefit plans.
|07/08/21||2021 Summer Benefits Camp: Measuring the Results of Health and Productivity Efforts During COVID-19|
Kelly McDevitt, President, Integrated Benefits Institute
Dr. Joseph Aller, Diretor of Analytics and Research, Integrated Benefits Institute
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost everything about how we work and do business. It has removed the boundaries between office and home life, shifted working arrangements and programs online and greatly altered the kind of support employees need to stay healthy and engaged.
Watch this webinar to gain exclusive insight into the Integrated Benefits Institute’s (IBI) research findings shaped by its employer members’ feedback including:
• The cost of missed work due to COVID
|06/24/21||2021 Summer Benefits Camp: Financial Health – A Real Health Care Problem|
Tom Spann, CEO and Co-Founder, Brightside
This webinar features Tom Spann, CEO and Co-Founder of Brightside, as he provides insight into:
• The contrast between financial wellness and financial health.
|06/17/21||2021 Summer Benefits Camp: Post Pandemic Workforce Strategy|
Bhushan Sethi, Partner & Joint Global Leader, People and Organization, PwC
Meg Connelly, Manager, Organization & Workforce Transformation, PwC
As COVID-19 vaccines roll out across the globe, businesses are eager to move forward in a post-pandemic world. But so much has changed in the past year that businesses can’t just return to the way things once were. In short: Leaders need to reimagine work and the workforce. In this recording, you’ll hear from Bhushan Sethi and Meg Connelly from PwC as they share insights from their experiences working with business leaders across a range of industries and PwC’s extensive external surveys and research.
|06/10/21||2021 Summer Benefits Camp: Social Determinants of Health|
Dr. Bruce Sherman, Medical Advisor, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions and Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health Education at UNC-Greensboro
Mary Cain, MPH, Senior Director of Clinical Strategy and Behavior Change, Castlight Health
This webinar will cover:
|05/04/21||2021 Pharmacy Benefits Conference: ERISA Preemption and Public Policy Trends Affecting Benefit Plans|
Dave Whaley, Partner, Thompson Hine
JC Scott, President & CEO, PCMA
|04/28/21||What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and Other EEO Laws|
Marcel D. Baldwin, MS, PHR, Enforcement Supervisor & Outreach and Training Manager, EEOC
In addition to learning more about the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, workshop attendees will gain insight into:
• The EEOC charge and mediation process
|04/27/21||Sponsor Spotlight: 2021’s Hot Topics in Eye Health and Vision Care|
Dr. Lahr, Vice President, Provider Relations and Medical Director, EyeMed
Jeremy Fulks, Market Director, EyeMed
Hear from Dr. Lahr, Vice President, Provider Relations and Medical Director at EyeMed and Jeremy Fulks, Market Director at EyeMed for a discussion covering:
• The latest benefit survey information and data for vision benefits
|04/22/21||2021 Pharmacy Benefits Conference: Pharmacy Benefit Update with the Employers Health Clinical Team|
Matthew Harman, PharmD, MPH, Vice President, Clinical Solutions, Employers Health
Kevin Wenceslao, PharmD, Clinical Advisor, Employers Health
Hannah Whitesel, PharmD, Pharmacy Resident, Employers Health
|04/15/21||Sponsor Spotlight: Crafted Specialty Solutions for a Cost-Effective Specialty Drug Benefit|
Marly Arbuckle, Specialty Products and Affairs Director, Elixir
Hiral Patel, Clinical Account Executive, Elixir
Hear from Marly Arbuckle, Specialty Products and Affairs Director, and Hiral Patel, Clinical Account Executive, from Elixir for a webinar discussion on:
• The current impact of specialty drug spend in the U.S., key drivers behind this rising trend and pain points of plan sponsors.
|04/06/21||2021 Pharmacy Benefits Conference: PBM Assessments: Nothing Glamorous…but Essential|
Eric Michael, PharmD, Managing Director, Pharmacy Practice Leader, PwC
Plan sponsors have a fiduciary responsibility under ERISA and CMS (for Part D programs) to ensure the proper administration of employee benefit’s programs including the pharmacy benefit component. The proper administration is validated via assessments of the programs ranging from traditional ‘pricing’ and rebate assessments to Prior Authorization (PA), Fraud, Waste & Abuse (FWA) and customer service. This session will inform the audience of:
• The types of pharmacy program assessments.
|03/24/21||2021 Pharmacy Benefits Conference: Medical Stop Loss – Recent and Ongoing Impact of COVID-19, Specialty Drug and Orphan Therapies|
Ryan Siemers, CEBS, Principal, Aegis Risk
|03/11/21||2021 Pharmacy Benefits Conference: Insights and Strategies for Optimizing Self-Funded Plans|
Nanette Oddo, Chief Strategy Officer, Truveris
Participants will discover:
|02/24/21||Variation in Physician Cost and Quality|
Nick Reber, Founder and CEO, Garner Health
Nick Reber, founder and CEO of Garner Health, explains how new health care data are helping us uncover the single most important factor in determining health and cost outcomes: individual physician performance.
Nick will demonstrate the wide variation in physician quality, the serious implications this has on patient cost and how you can help get your employees to the best doctors in their neighborhoods. Garner Health is a simple plan addition that helps employers drive more care to the highest quality doctors nearby without requiring a change in network or carrier.
|02/23/21||Sponsor Spotlight: Current Strategies for Specialty and High-Cost Medication Management|
Renzo Luzzatti, President, US-Rx Care
Milton Nagel, Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services, Caroline County Public Schools
Even with the most prudent contracts and capable PBMs, independent clinical interventions can minimize additional risk and save the plan and its participants money. Discover how a school consortium has utilized US-Rx Care’s proprietary clinical management programs to save an average of $30 per plan participant per month all with no change in PBM or benefit design.
|02/18/21||Sponsor Spotlight: Heart Health home monitoring and digital therapeutics – becoming a “must have” in the post-COVID Era|
Terri Bogen, Health Plan Alliances, Senior Director, Hello Heart
Dr. Joel Brill, Medical Advisor, Hello Heart
Tom Kahl, CRO, Hello Heart
Heart Month is February making it an ideal time to remind everyone of the importance of heart health. Join the Hello Heart team as they share how employers can make a difference in their employee population’s heart health via home monitoring and digital therapeutics. They’ll cover:
• Women’s vs. men’s heart attack symptoms and resources available to help employees.
|02/09/21||Sightlines Series: Specialty Management Strategies|
Matt Harman, PharmD, MPH, Vice President, Clinical Solutions and Mike Stull, Chief Strategy Officer, at Employers Health will discuss the most popular topics in pharmacy – specialty drugs! Viewers will gain insight around the pros and cons of popular specialty strategies, including specialty and clinical management carve-out, site-of-care administration and more.
|01/28/21||Sightlines: Market Update|
Eric Dublikar, MBA, Vice President, Business Development (East), Employers Health and Josh Pedrozo, MBA, CEBS, Senior Director, Client Solutions and Team Lead, Employers Health
Discover ways to maximize your organization’s benefit plans while gaining insight around PBM Trends such as:
|01/26/21||Sightlines Series: PBM Contracting|
This is the second webinar in our Sightlines Series where Mike Stull and Dave Uldricks from Employers Health will discuss PBM contracting and its impact on PBM performance.
Viewers can expect to gain insight around the PBM services agreement, legal obligations of ERISA fiduciaries and other crucial topics plan sponsors should be mindful of.
|01/21/21||Employers Health Snapshot|
Mike Stull, Chief Strategy Officer, Employers Health
Have you added a new team member?
Hear from Mike Stull, Chief Strategy Officer at Employers Health, as he presents on how to make the most of your Employers Health relationship.
|01/12/21||Sightlines Series: PBM Fundamentals|
Chief Strategy Officer, Mike Stull, sets the stage for our 2021 PBM Sightlines Series!
Attendees joining us for this session will gain insight around:
|12/08/20||The Intersection of Health and Finances and What They Mean for Your Employees|
Barb Page, Vice President of Marketing at Optum Financial
Health and finance have never been more connected. We have seen with the pandemic that a health crisis can lead to a financial crisis not only with individuals and families but with the economy as a whole. Join us to hear from Barb Page, Vice President of Marketing at Optum Financial, as she provides insight into:
• Using predictive modeling to engage consumers in their health and finances, moving along the Health Finance Journey
|11/19/20||2020 Annual Meeting | The 2020 Presidential and Congressional Elections: What do They Mean for the Employee Benefits Agenda|
Jim Klein, President, American Benefits Council
Hear from a leader in employee wellness and engagement at the 2020 Employers Health Annual Meeting. Keynote speaker, Jim Klein, President, American Benefits Council, shares how our leader’s agenda will affect employers and their health benefit plans in the coming years.
|11/04/20||Migraine: The Costs & Solutions for Employers|
Dr. Wayne Burton, Healthcare Strategic Advisor and Consultant; Neil Goldfarb, President and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health; David Hines, Executive Director of Employee Benefits at Metro Nashville Public Schools.
Affecting more than 30 million Americans, migraine headache imposes significant costs on employers. Migraine is the fifth most disabling illness in the United States and data currently show that migraines cost employers about $19 billion/year in indirect costs of which 81% can be attributed to lost migraine-related workdays. An often-misunderstood disease, migraines are frequently misdiagnosed and under treated.
During this webinar, you will discover:
|10/29/20||Employers’ Health & Wealth LIVE: Preparing for New Employment Issues Raised by the COVID-19 Pandemic|
Partner, Thompson Hine LLP
This presentation will address:
|10/22/20||Employers’ Health & Wealth LIVE: Top Trends Impacting Retirement Plans as it Relates to COVID-19|
Karen Roberts, CEBS, CRSP, QKA
Vice President of Plan Operations and Compliance, CBIZ
This presentation will address:
|10/14/20||NationsHearing Hearing Aid Benefit Discount Program|
Zack Weitz, Associate Director of Client Services
Since 1983, Employers Health has been providing resources, tools and expertise to employers looking to bring high-quality health benefits at a sustainable cost, to their employees. We are pleased to announce a new relationship and hearing aid discount program for your employees through NationsHearing, a leading provider of comprehensive and cost-effective hearing service solutions.
During this presentation, you’ll discover how this new offering can benefit your organization! Zack Weitz, associate director of client services at NationsBenefits will discuss:
|10/08/20||Employers’ Health & Wealth LIVE: Employment & Employee Benefits in Light of COVID-19|
John Kirk, Attorney
This presentation will address:
|10/06/20||Movement in the Marketplace: A Pharmacy Trends Update|
Sree Chaguturu, M.D., Chief Medical Officer; Josh Fredell, PharmD, Vice President of Product Development
CVS Caremark; CVS Health
Hear from industry experts Sree Chaguturu, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at CVS Caremark and Josh Fredell, PharmD, Vice President of Product Development at CVS Health, as they share the latest in pharmacy benefits including:
• The specialty pipeline
|09/24/20||Summer Benefits Camp: A Case Study in Navigation: ApolloMD on Engagement, Satisfaction and Results|
Sarah Simmons Schreiber, Vice President, Sales
Who helps the helpers?
|08/27/20||Summer Benefits Camp: The Impact of Custom Utilization Management Programs|
Matt Harman, PharmD, MPH, Senior Director of Pharmacy, Kevin Wenceslao, PharmD, Clinical Advisor, Kelsey Dieters, PharmD, Clinical Advisor
During this presentation, the Employers Health Clinical team will:
• Evaluate the recent changes in the pharmacy landscape to better inform employer decisions on the pharmacy benefit.
|08/26/20||Mental Health, Depression and Ending Stigma in the Construction Industry|
Cal Beyer, Vice President, Workforce Risk & Worker Well-being, Leia Spoor, Senior Clinical Consultant
CSDZ, a Holmes Murphy Company, Holmes Murphy
Stigma associated with mental health conditions runs high in the construction industry with high rates of suicide. But that’s changing as the industry tackles stigma by raising mental health awareness, engaging in creative campaigns and helping employees feel psychologically safe seeking treatment when it’s needed.
|08/07/20||Mental Health, Organizational Culture and the Role of Compassion|
Monica C. Worline, Ph.D.
Core Faculty, Center for Positive Organizations Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; Founder & CEO, EnlivenWork, Inc. A scholarship-to-practice incubator for thriving organizations; Research Scientist, Center for Compassion and Altruism Research & Education Stanford University
There has never been a time when we more needed a clear and practical understanding of compassionate approaches to mental health at work. Dr. Worline will address the trying times we find ourselves in and offer a research-based view of the role of compassion in supporting adaptability to change, enabling a resilient economic foundation for organizations, and fostering cultures that support workplace mental health from the ground up.
|07/21/20||Summer Benefits Camp: Social Determinants of Health and Employment|
Rita Horwitz, President & CEO
Better Health Partnership
Employees often face challenges maintaining employment and contributing fully to their work due to pressing complex medical, social, emotional and economic needs. Some are living “paycheck to paycheck” and may be just “one flat tire away” from losing their jobs.
|06/30/20||Summer Benefits Camp: Looking to the 2020 Election and Beyond|
Heidi Sorensen, J.D., Counsel
Alston & Bird
|06/25/20||Summer Benefits Camp: Making Health Care Simple, Affordable and Predictable|
Theresa O’Callaghan, Executive Director, Benefit Programs & Corporate Human Resources and Wendy MacDougall, Director of Service Solutions Service Solutions Strategy
Kaman Corporation, Cigna
Cigna One Guide helps customers like Kaman Corporation and its employees make smart health care decisions while guiding them through every stage of their health care journey. Backed by intelligent technology, One Guide is designed to support plan participants in successfully navigating the health care system, making every interaction count.
|06/16/20||Summer Benefits Camp: Options for High-Value Prescription Drug Coverage|
Sarah Emond, MPP, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Institute for Clinical and Economic Review
|06/03/20||Summer Benefits Camp: Evaluating the Effectiveness of your Specialty Utilization Management Program|
Julayna Meyer, Senior Vice President
After this presentation, the audience should be able to:
|05/27/20||Effectively Addressing Depression & Workplace Mental Health|
Depression is on the rise. This started before Covid-19 but is now projected to reach crisis levels. Employers play a key role in supporting employees experiencing depression and other mental health conditions. This includes raising awareness and encouraging help-seeking behavior. People experiencing these conditions should be reminded that they are not alone. There are tools and resources available to employers and employees to address these issues.
Join us as we share both online and community resources and tools to effectively address depression and workplace mental health. This includes guidance in planning a workplace mental health initiative during and beyond Covid-19.
You will learn about these issues and more: